Some quick Monday night TV thoughts

Arrested Development:
Last year wasn’t as good as the first but it was a strong effort out of the gate this year.
Kitchen Confidential:
I think this one has some real potential. The premier was funny (though not the funniest in its time slot) and there seems to be some real depth to it. It’s not a cookie-cutter sitcom where they just assemble some funny characters and stick them in a workplace, there seems to be some real emotional depth behind it.
How I Met Your Mother:
The strongest premier of the night, despite Bob Saget. I had my doubts going in. The premise that it’s a father telling his kids the story of how he met their mother seemed awfully limiting and I kept thinking back to other sitcoms with premises so limiting that they basically just ended up ignoring them (ie 8 Simple Rules…, Cursed) but the twist at the end gave me some hope that they’ll be able to pull it off.
And premise aside, it was VERY funny and quite well cast. The show wasn’t flailing around out of the gate trying to get its feet under it and figure out its style, I got the feeling that this is a show that knows what it is.
Prison Break:
I have to say this episode was good but for some reason this just isn’t grabbing my attention as much as I feel it should and I just can’t put my finger on why.
Las Vegas:
Last night’s episode was really quite a departure from what Las Vegas has been in the past. I’m hoping it was just some business they had to get out of the way in resetting the show and that next week they can get back in the swing of things and recapture the energy the show’s had in the past.

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